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Gaumont Graphic No. 406

Gaumont Graphic No. 406

This intriguing and beautifully-shot newsreel features sea-faring heroes, feisty females and a generous lick of paint for a Mississippi steamship.

Non-Fiction 1915 5 mins

Overview

This beautifully-shot Gaumont Graphic newsreel from February 1915 has an intriguingly nautical theme: gallant sea-faring heroes are decorated by the King while moored in the River Hamble near Southampton. The naval cadet training ship 'Mercury' makes a striking presence on the horizon next to a multi-stored wooden accommodation vessel.